GC: Are men entitled to male-only spaces? by womanual in GCdebatesQT

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I don't actually know the "My Brother's Keeper" program but just by the name it sounds like it was designed to keep misguided and frustrated young men from falling into gangs. I could be wrong but I don't think that has much to do with who experiences more discrimination, but with who ends up jailed or shot. (A classic scene by the way.)

There is no shortage of organizations I know of that are specifically oriented around helping women, and black women especially, to overcome discrimination and break through into spaces where they're not commonly represented. Just 3 that I found off the cuff right now:

I know you were talking about Obama, but there's all kinds of stuff out there now. Maybe it takes a program for one group to make more programs for other groups to follow as an example. Don't look to the past, look at what's possible now.

You can have a program for LGB kids as LGB people are a marginalized group

I really wish there was a club for oddball teens who weren't really into sports and had some nerdy interests when I was growing up. I honestly believe a lot of kids calling themselves "enby" or "queer" these days are just doing it because they don't fit in anywhere else, and that's where all their friends are. There really isn't another program for the weird ones. And if these are just kids, why are programs like this specifically oriented around sexuality? (It doesn't matter to me what kind of sexuality; I just think it's a little weird to promote, it sounds like hey kids come join the school's sex club!)

GC: Are men entitled to male-only spaces? by womanual in GCdebatesQT

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If there are coed helicopter flying clubs that women can access

That's exactly what I am saying though. The if means something. What if there aren't any, and the only one in your area says "men only"?

GC: Are men entitled to male-only spaces? by womanual in GCdebatesQT

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This question was about men & women, primarily.

GC: Are men entitled to male-only spaces? by womanual in GCdebatesQT

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Yes, absolutely. You can't endorse spaces for one without the other.

Now, there are reasonable limits, and I think it depends on what the interest of the group is, and whether there is enough access available to both sexes independently. For example, if you're talking about a very niche hobby—like let's say there's a men's only model helicopter flying club—an obviously spurious thing, and so niche that there's not enough people to independently form an equivalent women's club, then I would question that.

Roe vs Wade has been, functionally, overturned. by WrongToy in GenderCritical

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You and everyone you love were once somebody's parasite. So there's that, too.

My co-worker transitioned overnight by ekb88 in GenderCritical

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does he/she care?

It's actually they, you bigot!

Roe vs Wade has been, functionally, overturned. by WrongToy in GenderCritical

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Abortion is the best worst option. Not something one does for fun or feels proud of.

I agree with you. Postmodern activists have lost the plot, and after convincing institutions to call mothers dehumanizing terms like "birthing persons" people pushed back against ALL of it. Unfortunately the blowback will go too far on issues like this.

FBI show up at mans property over Facebook group (I use to laugh at the U.K. for crap like this) by Tarrock in politics

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Not to diminish this, but it should be noted that this video is from 2019.

So much mindless crap posted here, take a second to look at my first jar of honey by Brewdabier in pics

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"as an experiment" is always how it starts.

Do you ever venture out into the rest of Saidit? by usehername in LGBDropTheT

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Touch the butt

So much mindless crap posted here, take a second to look at my first jar of honey by Brewdabier in pics

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Beautiful! How did you process it? We just got a spinner after doing it the messy way for so long. And you have to heat it too much to separate the wax which I really don't want to do to good honey.

I got about 20lb from 4 hives in our early summer harvest before the drought and wildfire smoke put a damper on all the bee foraging. I had to feed a lot this summer, and we're not taking any more from them this season so they can store up.

I started with a single hive as well, but I would advise any beginning beekeeper to always start with two. Firstly, you can observe if something they're doing is "normal" because the activity is similar, or if one of them needs your help (failing brood, swarming, robbing, disease, etc.): as a beginner, it's hard to know what to expect when you observe your bees. Secondly, if one of your hives is in in trouble because they lost their queen or something, you can donate a frame of young eggs/brood from your spare hive.

"I was addicted to using physical changes as a way of running away." | The Gender Narrative Part 1 by slushpilot in GenderCritical

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He has a missing filter and says really uncomfortable (but often true) things in his interviews. This is him interviewing his girlfriend.

I think he first got known for reviewing the Cuties movie and saying exactly why people were outraged: because when men like him look at that, they feel "a bit turned on"... You should've been there for the backlash.

What manipulative behavior looks like by Enza in whatever

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I can't believe that Homolka is free already either. They were both depraved animals.

I'm guessing there wouldn't be many transwomen choosing the name Amanda. by JoeyJoeJoe in GenderCritical

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A man, duh.

Trudeau calls federal election, voters to go to the polls Sept. 20 by Zednix in canada

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For anyone who's unaware of the issue: https://twitter.com/BillboardChris/status/1427426450378944543

If we can't protect the integrity of children, this is an absolute deal breaker that goes before everything else we can disagree about.

Trudeau calls federal election, voters to go to the polls Sept. 20 by Zednix in canada

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This candidate makes the most sense to me: Viva PPC

The lines have been redrawn. I can't vote for any party that upheld child grooming with Bill C-6. (Hint: they all did.)

"I was addicted to using physical changes as a way of running away." | The Gender Narrative Part 1 by slushpilot in GenderCritical

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Oh, I agree it's a pretty shitty interaction. I just can't tell if that's how he normally treats her, or if this is some "interview mode" where he gets to be blunt and cut deep on some issues they would otherwise be too shy to discuss with each other. Either way, she's obviously deeply affected by it especially towards the end of the "interview" so you're right, the point is moot.

Have they considered that treating LGB students like regular people will make them feel accepted and safe though? by julesburm1891 in LGBDropTheT

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what constitutes “political.”

Hey, if it's got its own flag it's political. Pretty simple. You don't need a committee to figure that out.

Have they considered that treating LGB students like regular people will make them feel accepted and safe though? by julesburm1891 in LGBDropTheT

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United Colors of Benetton was a truly great campaign for its time though. It was unique and stood out for celebrating everyone with equal billing on their giant display ads. It wasn't really tokenism, when the point was that everyone was presented as equal, and so boldly.

The problem is when everyone tries to copycat such a unique brand, poorly, or else tries to position some people as better than others.

"I was addicted to using physical changes as a way of running away." | The Gender Narrative Part 1 by slushpilot in GenderCritical

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This is a deeply uncomfortable interview to watch, especially towards the end when it gets even more brutally direct. They do touch on some interesting points though.

If your husband sometimes washes dishes, you are in Queer relationship and part of LGBT! by AlexisK in LGBDropTheT

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So very special. Every time I see stuff like this, a song comes into my head although I think the lyrics need updating to something funnier:

He was a boy. She was a girl. Can I make it anymore obvious? He was a punk. She did ballet. What more can I say?

Trans health care in crisis! by Chunkeeguy in GenderCritical

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non-pink and non-blue hospital gowns.

So... where are you on the transphobia scale? by Neo_Shadow_Lurker in LGBDropTheT

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I don't recognize this framing to start with. So I guess I'm off the scale.

AGP is not an orienation! by PotatoCake in GenderCritical

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26:00 is an important point, I did not realize this:

DSM5 changed the definition of "paraphilia" to consider consent of the other party, normalizing it based on that metric.

Now, consider that "the other party" just means the "target location" for erotic arousal: the argument suddenly falls apart when you include the "auto-" paraphilias which are based on a target location error.

Does that suddenly mean that because a man gives himself consent, that makes anything normal?

AGP is not an orienation! by PotatoCake in GenderCritical

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I guess the argument is that AGP is technically a paraphilia and not an orientation.

I've thought about this too: is a preference for solo masturbation (an aversion to intimate relationships with others) an orientation or a sexuality? Technically it could be defined as who you want to have sex with (self-love) but the reasons behind it might actually be more significant than the manifestation.

Perhaps different reasons, like trauma, all lead to the same thing, and those things are what actually needs to be addressed and explored. But I don't know, I'm not an expert.

AGP is not an orienation! by PotatoCake in GenderCritical

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Subscribed, looking forward to more. Good luck to you.

"Detransition is only a 'bad' outcome if you think trans bodies are lesser than cis bodies". Listen to Milo now. by Chunkeeguy in GenderCritical

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Stages of grief.

  1. Denial

CRAZY COINCIDENCE: Lytton, British Columbia, burnt down last week, the same town that Dr. Charles Hoffe was reporting that the Moderna "vaccine" had decimated the health of his small town by salvia_d in conspiracy

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You are right, I believe there was another fire south of Lytton that started earlier, and at the time I thought it was connected.

That one also says human, which is not at all surprising with how dry everything is. http://bcfireinfo.for.gov.bc.ca/hprScripts/WildfireNews/OneFire.asp?ID=810

So what you're arguing is that among all these fires, some human caused and some not, one of them is a conspiracy: https://governmentofbc.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=a1e7b1ecb1514974a9ca00bdbfffa3b1&center=-121.565383,50.177533&level=11&mobileBreakPoint=300

Why not burn the clinic instead of the other end of town? Hardly anyone has even heard of Dr. Hoffe's claims anyway.

Exhibitionistic males make yet another "LGBTQIA" story about them. by WrongToy in GenderCritical

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I know, right? If we could just have this stupid catfight among adults that would be one thing... but why do children need to be guided towards adult sexual themes?

I would like to see the words "LGBT group" in these kinds of articles replaced with something that actually says what they stand for instead of an acronym that most people only interpret as ROYGBIV. I mean, some thing like:

The event host — grown adults who advocate for the right to expose their penises to children in girls' changing rooms — had planned to rent out the museum ...

Please Bring Back Our Downvotes: Society Desperately Needs It by slushpilot in SaidIt

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Excellent point. Too much social media is distorted by fake internet points for inflating egos.

It's somewhat ironic that while there are some people who would argue for de-anonymizing social media and require real name policies etc., they would still likely prefer to hide cowardly behind vote counters.

I might just end up going back to arguing on USENET to avoid all this gamification, if it's still there...

Please Bring Back Our Downvotes: Society Desperately Needs It by slushpilot in SaidIt

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This is an interesting take, I wanted to post it here since SaidIt famously doesn't have up/down buttons maybe for this reason.

It's very true how having a "like-only" model (e.g. Twitter/FB) distorts actual opinion, and hence people's perception of reality. Twitter even has an unofficial proxy for it with "the ratio".

Self-ID prompt in WorkDay (I am so fucking done) by jjdub7 in LGBDropTheT

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WorkDay

The finance, HR, and planning system for a changing world.

Why. Why would HR need to know who you fuck. Is your salary or career advancement connected to answering this?

Female polygamy by jet199 in Troll_GC

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* polyandry

My parents forced me to get the covid vaccine by Solus in whatever

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But you're fine though, right?

GC: Sex is a spectrum, perhaps even a social construct, and people are more than what's between their legs so we shouldn't reduce them to their genitals? by [deleted] in GCdebatesQT

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It's so annoying that we basically need to become experts in social issues, history, pharmacokinetics, endocrinology, developmental science, linguistics, and be at the front of a niche field of medical research

Have you heard of the principle called Occam's Razor? This here goes directly against it.

Humans are the only species that can make these weird reachy justifications using largely opinion-based elitist fields like sociology, developmental science, linguistics, and history. All other animals, whether they are socially bonded or not, definitely feel that sex is real. Anyone who tries to find evidence to deny the obvious universal truth that there are males and females is obviously motivated by their own conclusion—and not science.

My UNPOPULAR LGBT OPINIONS | Honest TRUTH | Kai Decadence by SexualityCritical in LGBDropTheT

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It's a kind of elitism and pecking-order bullshit that has existed throughout all kinds of subcultures. Just ask an indie music nerd their favourite kind of music:

"Oh I like all kinds of music, whatever. Except country, haha."

"Oh this band sucks. I only like their first album before they sold out."

I am a crime scene cleaner who hit peak trans when I realized just how many suicide clean ups are tifs, and Tims, part ama part exposition, tw: gore and sucide, and CSA by terf41percentjanny in GenderCritical

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Wow, this is really heavy. I am speechless after reading it, but thank you for sharing.

Do you work with somebody else on these jobs? Like, have you been able to process this with anyone personally? You said there aren't many women who do this job, but have you spoken to the men about it? If so, what do they say?

Here's why you need to reduce Screen Time. by slushpilot in propaganda

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Well it's a good band anyway. They're kind of in trouble with the woke crowd, too. I guess they didn't toe the line since artists are supposed to be progressive. I like their albums.

My fellow "cis" gay men, let us fulfil this Aeydyn's dream and be utterly insufferable by Chunkeeguy in LGBDropTheT

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The only valid use of this emoji is beside a cheeseburger or pizza.

Is the Wi-Spa incident a hoax? by Camberian in GenderCritical

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File under "this never happens"

White House Is Working With Facebook To Flag 'Disinformation,' Psaki Says by AXXA in politics

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The real harm of lumping everything together as "gender identity", which can lead to death of people who really need help by VioletRemi in GenderCritical

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  1. Withhold services when people have a medical condition that might need surgery. They are perfect and valid in the body they were born with!
  2. Promote surgery when people have a mental discomfort but are physically normal. They are born in the wrong body!

Makes sense, right?

Some Discussion Questions for You Guys by Horror-Swordfish in LGBDropTheT

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That's a very gross stereotype of "white people". Imagine essentializing any other group of people like that. Grow up.

My lesbian friend is now trans and is trying to convince me that I am too by SillyGoose in LGBDropTheT

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That's good. You sound like you have your head on your shoulders, and you don't have to prove anything to anyone. I just wanted to push on that because I've seen kids start to label and hence limit themselves with a sexual identity before they've even kissed someone. I'm not saying that's you, but be wary of it.

My lesbian friend is now trans and is trying to convince me that I am too by SillyGoose in LGBDropTheT

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My point in typing this out is this: why can't I just be a lesbian?

Honest question: at 17, how many sexual relationships have you had? How many long-term relationships?

Maybe you are a lesbian, and that's great. I just can't understand the need to label yourself, and the same goes for your friends who think they'll use such-and-such pronouns as if it's a fashion choice you can pick out out of a hat—rather than a deeply-felt sense of self, which ultimately takes some time to reflect on through experience and figure out for oneself.

This obsession about identity labels is immature and short-sighted. Just be for now, and figure out where you land once you've lived a bit more. Tell your friends the same.

Every sport is male sport | Madison Smith | The Critic Magazine by BiologyIsReal in GenderCritical

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Yes, hence the special category...

So why not consider people with amputated gonads who are on hormone pills the same way?

r/NZ celebrating the removal of a woman definition billboard. TRA bingo aplenty by EventideSky in GenderCritical

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Oh, I know that. Just trying to create some cognitive dissonance when someone insists on saying they are women.

Every sport is male sport | Madison Smith | The Critic Magazine by BiologyIsReal in GenderCritical

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There is already a category for people with cognitive disabilities and amputations, right?

Why take the able-bodied women's category?

Shouting 'FREEDOM' is Now and Anti-Government Slogan per the NYT by scrubking in politics

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What's wrong with what the NYT wrote here?

If the government being protested (Cuba) is un-free, then calling for "freedom" is correctly anti-government.

Wake me up when they say this about people in the USA. (It wouldn't suprise me.)

Woman charged after allegedly sexually assaulting boy, 6, in Toronto park by slushpilot in TheseAreNotOurCrimes

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This boy looks much older than 6.

r/NZ celebrating the removal of a woman definition billboard. TRA bingo aplenty by EventideSky in GenderCritical

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Every time I see "trans women are women", I think I just have to reply:

Yes, but that's a male woman.

Please join me.

Mark Zuckerberg is so sensitive by slushpilot in censorship

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Shh, don't ruin the joke for everyone.

With everything else that's been going on, it really wouldn't surprise me though.

Amy Hamm, prominent Canadian GC activist & nurse is under investigation by College of Nurses for expressing gender critical views by BEB in GenderCritical

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Everyone:

Even if you can't bring up this issue safely, go share a silly tweet of hers to all your family and friends. Even your work colleagues will love it:

https://twitter.com/preta_6/status/1408862468433006592

Maybe a few of them will click through and read more of her profile. Maybe they'll start a conversation.

Why I will eventually say, "Adios" to GC feminist activism... by BEB in GenderCritical

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Tomorrow, July 10th, is the world day without hijab. This came out as a response to World Hijab Day. Throughout our campaign, I tried reaching out to the organisers of World Hijab day to get their support in our fight against compulsory hijab in Iran. But they blocked me.

Is "World Hijab Day" actually an example of GC Feminism? Or woke feminism?

Trans people in conversion therapy? by Rage-Xion in LGBDropTheT

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The words themselves are weird, and the connotations attached to them are understood differently by different people. I think that's part of why we can't agree (or else, some actually don't want to agree) on any of this.

  1. Gender, some people think it means sex. When you take it to mean biology, that sounds like the part that needs to be addressed. If you take it to mean a social construct, well then it's more about expectations & stereotypes. Those can be addressed with therapy, instead of starting with physical interventions.

  2. Dysphoria, just means an unhappiness, a malaise, or literally a dis-ease. (The opposite of euphoria.) So if someone is unsettled with the reality of their own body, that is by definition an unhealthy state of mind—and should be treated as such. Cult activists would argue for a different meaning, and want to see dysphoria de-classified as a mental health condition.

are there cases of therapy for gender disphoria that made trans people fell worse than just transitioning?

This is exactly the right question. Personally, I would never say just transitioning since that is such an invasive approach. It would be impossible to prove this within one individual, but there were studies that showed no benefit from transitioning. Unsurprisingly, these were withheld from publishing until they were forced to by the British courts.

https://www.transgendertrend.com/the-tavistocks-experiment-with-puberty-blockers-part-5-the-belated-results/

If we can show there is no benefit, then it logically follows there can only be harm—from the countless false-positives that will inevitably come up after the current trend among children and young adults gets old.

CRAZY COINCIDENCE: Lytton, British Columbia, burnt down last week, the same town that Dr. Charles Hoffe was reporting that the Moderna "vaccine" had decimated the health of his small town by salvia_d in conspiracy

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This wildfire is just a wildfire. Does your hypothesis explain this prolonged and extreme heatwave and months without rain in BC? Yes, it's quite possible that Dr. Hoffe had a cluster of vulnerable patients—genetically related from the small tribe—who had bad reactions to the vaccine. The fact that he was silenced for raising his concerns publicly is alarming, but this is a reach.

Gay men take a big 'L' this week. by chazzstrong in LGBDropTheT

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So, it turns out a few of them have sex offenses. So then, when someone looks into it and finds that some of the members were convicted for lewd behaviour with a minor, what reaction did they think they would get? And How do they think that paints every other gay person by association?

Terrible subject to joke about. And they don't care how it looks, since they just put the video back up.

(I also saw a tweet with the guy in the thumbnail's conviction record, but the account that posted it was memory-holed.)

Gay men take a big 'L' this week. by chazzstrong in LGBDropTheT

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They apparently made the original video public again, so I guess they think it's just fine. There's a statement on the website.

I totally get the tongue-in-cheek nature of the song, but wow is it ever naïve to think everyone will read it that way. These people may live in their San Francisco bubble and think they can just not care about whoever doesn't get the joke, but what they don't account for is the number of people who will take them seriously.

"We have America." - Benjamin Netanyahu by LarrySwinger2 in quotes

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Savage.

Let's Co-opefy The Economy, Decenter The Corporatocracy by EddieC in LateStageCapitalism

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"Soviet" means council. Very similar ideas as what you are proposing here. See also: Kibbutz.

Gay men take a big 'L' this week. by chazzstrong in LGBDropTheT

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So where is your evil lair anyway? Terf Island?

The Mathematics of Twitter Mobs - Areo. With enough skin in the game, a subgroup of only three percent of the population can often sway the rest; an even smaller minority can do so if they have no other options, or nothing to lose. by Chipit in censorship

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I've been thinking a bit about the concept of "Free Reach". I've only seen this slogan within the last few months, so in case it's new to some, it's yet another dismissive counterpoint to defenders of free speech online. When someone gets censored, they say "you do have a right to free speech, but not to free reach" or similar formulations that serve to move the "it's a private company" meme one step further.

It's a play on words where "Free Speech" obviously means free as in liberis, but "Free Reach" can simply refer to the cost of the service provided, and can thus be refused.

The internet certainly has made it too easy (and free, as in gratis) to post a hot take and have it seen by everyone in the world thanks to the interconnectedness of social networks. Viral spread is inherent with greater network connectedness, and I think we all learned about R-value in the last year. Add human nature to this, and strong emotions like outrage will always outspread any and all reasonable, sober thoughts.

The points made in this article are not surprising at all. It really does take only a few percent of crazy people to completely dominate a reasonable majority. The same argument has been made about community standards & corporate culture, where the one toxic person can stifle everyone else.

I don't know what could make this situation better when the internet is in everyone's hands, but this concept of free reach certainly allows a few individuals to create a façade and produce a much bigger influence than they actually have a right to exert over public discourse. I'm not talking about past forms of influence through one-way communication—newspapers & television. Those were forms of media that individuals could consume, digest, and then discuss privately, not spread globally by pretending that everyone shares the same opinion.

We humans are not made to reason well about large groups, at least not without some kind of hierarchy of trusted authorities. And in the absence of those, we form our own hierarchies around shared understanding & culture, as tribal groups have always done.

Ideas are not spread by word of mouth anymore—it's more like word of megaphone.

internet archive for youtube videos? view deleted youtube videos? by yoke in Internet

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You can use youtube-dl if you want to archive it yourself.

I've been put on a two minute timer. Like WTF? by [deleted] in whatever

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Update your script. sleep(120000); works great for me.

No, really, stop this train. I want to get off. by julesburm1891 in LGBDropTheT

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I would've thought that there is a point where our instinct for this is clearly parody would finally take hold and we could all laugh and ridicule this garbage. But when it starts out from a ridiculous position and you're supposed to take it more seriously the crazier it gets?

At what point can we now say, ok, we get the joke and it's not that funny anymore...

No, really, stop this train. I want to get off. by julesburm1891 in LGBDropTheT

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All of the Above, you bigot.

Hello, I am here since I was banned from Reddit. by RedtubeRepresentativ in Introductions

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This guy reddits

You’re Not Trans. You’re Just Weird. by Cass in GenderCritical

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Good article. This was originally published on Medium and they censored it:

https://web.archive.org/web/*/https://medium.com/@minnemom/youre-not-trans-you-re-just-weird-c30e4e307018

Don't trust Medium.

To people in the radical feminist community who supported Anita Sarkeesian for all these years, this is how you get rewarded by shzprm in GenderCritical

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He was deeply involved in the whole Gamergate saga

Not quite "deeply involved". I think he just misread the situation and accepted the media's position on it until he realized what was happening.

Hello, I am here since I was banned from Reddit. by RedtubeRepresentativ in Introductions

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This comment right here needs to be the opening line for a story.

Hello, I am here since I was banned from Reddit. by RedtubeRepresentativ in Introductions

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all reddit "people" think alike

Yup. Here's how I see reddit

There's going to be a protest against dicks in XX spaces at Wi Spa - 11 AM Saturday, July 3 -anyone in LA? by BEB in GenderCritical

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warned against teaching kids to use words they could not define

I watched a "debate" that Billboard Chris just did with a random guy who challenged him, and the guy was doing exactly this. "Trans women are equivocal" and stuff like that—trying to sound smarter than he really was. It really did the opposite.

Genesis of the Corona pandemic in 30 days? by JasonCarswell in Coronavirus

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Is that still even allowed? Questioning on Facebook? and in Canada, to boot?

Genesis of the Corona pandemic in 30 days? by JasonCarswell in Coronavirus

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That is an amazing graphic. Do you happen to know its source?

The Czech president sure has opinions: "I can understand gays, lesbians [...] But do you know who I do not understand at all? These transgender people." by LeoneOkada in LGBDropTheT

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Here, CNN tried to make it sound like he was saying that heterosexuals should start marching in the streets.

His answer sounds rhetorical, to point out how absurd it would be if everyone was out there chanting about what they do in the bedroom.

Quite the opposite take, really.

The Czech president sure has opinions: "I can understand gays, lesbians [...] But do you know who I do not understand at all? These transgender people." by LeoneOkada in LGBDropTheT

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Czech Republic is quite traditionalist in other ways, there is still a lot of old-school sexism and traditional gender roles.

But, they certainly have their principles and are not afraid to say what they mean. I appreciate that a lot. I don't think Zeman is coming at this from a position of maintaining traditionalist patriarchal order or anything like that. He can see how regressive it is and has the balls to say it directly.

Google starts adding “no reliable sources” tag to some search engine results by [deleted] in Internet

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Diversifying on multiple platforms so there's not a single bottleneck is the solution. It's the next best thing to self-hosting.

Odysee is at least different in how it's built on the LBRY blockchain. Odysee.com is just the frontend web UI.

Google starts adding “no reliable sources” tag to some search engine results by [deleted] in Internet

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This problem was addressed in the last Dark Horse podcast. They are moving their audience off YouTube and onto Odysee. It's a start at least.

Dark Horse #85

This is a huge problem when the official government sources are given special treatment. We need to arrive at consensus: enforcing it is not the same thing.

How do you all feel about the trans narrative in “Loki”? by Heimdekledi in GCdebatesQT

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Loki actually fits for this narrative. He is a trickster god after all.

"I See A Dxck“ by Chunkeeguy in GenderCritical

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I think what's really interesting about this clip is how it reveals her sweet, naïve understanding of the current state of things:

"not transgender! he has a dick!"

There is still hope in hearing these words: I want to believe that most people think "transgender" means "transsexual", or someone who's had surgery. I want to believe that she and many others haven't yet understood the social reality that self-id means a man can now just say he is a woman, and that ostensibly makes him one.

There are many more yet to be peaked.

In any case, even if she knows what "transgender" means, this was the absolute best way to confront it: simply don't acknowledge their pseudo-reality and say it like it is. You don't need to understand the nuances of what "gender" means to know what a penis looks like. Don't play their game!

"I See A Dxck“ by Chunkeeguy in GenderCritical

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Well to be fair, if there is a fully nude common space and it's understood that everyone will be naked there, then fine. It's not everyone's cup of tea, and different cultures have their own views on common nudity.

But "women's" means just that: reserved for women only.

"White dykes do better" by Shales123 in LGBDropTheT

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"White dykes do better" by Shales123 in LGBDropTheT

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Not going to educate you. Do better.

"White dykes do better" by Shales123 in LGBDropTheT

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Let me guess, that chant was the same atonal schoolyard taunt as "black lives matter"? I can just hear it...

Why can't activism be more clever and creative, at least?

S is for Systems, soon coming to an acronym near you by Chunkeeguy in LGBDropTheT

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We've gone through sexual orientations, gender identity, multiple genders and pronouns, and are grappling with how we're supposed to resolve these things with material reality.

Allow me to predict the next phase. It's going to be all of the above, but now within a single person. So, expect that we'll learn all about how someone can have combinations of these, within a single person:

  • Two cis alters
  • Two trans alters
  • One cis-alter and one trans-alter
  • Two straight alters
  • Two gay alters
  • One gay and one cis alter
  • more recombinations of other personality quirks
  • more than 2 alters
  • Alters with their own alters

So, all the same irreconcilable crap we are currently dealing with between individuals (e.g. men in women's spaces, etc.), but now also on another meta-level, within a single individual. Oh, yay.

Can't wait to see the updated bios... (she/they/cistrans-bisystem)

S is for Systems, soon coming to an acronym near you by Chunkeeguy in LGBDropTheT

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It's going to cut across the middle of all the other stripes, obviously.

The Promotion of Ivermectin: A Free Speech Edge Case - Areo. Imagine that you are in charge of deciding what information people get to hear. There is a vibrant marketplace of ideas, but you oversee it and can manipulate it as you like. What would you allow, and what would you forbid? by Chipit in censorship

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Keep in mind this is also the first time in history that a broad vaccination program has been implemented right in the middle of an active pandemic. So it is possible that the numbers we are seeing are muddled together with that. (Adverse effects will include people who get infected during the course of vaccination. It's going to be hard to separate.)

The Promotion of Ivermectin: A Free Speech Edge Case - Areo. Imagine that you are in charge of deciding what information people get to hear. There is a vibrant marketplace of ideas, but you oversee it and can manipulate it as you like. What would you allow, and what would you forbid? by Chipit in censorship

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It's worth a reasoned discussion at least.

The vaccines likely saved a lot of lives among the elderly, but is that also true in younger populations? I suspect there is a line where the risk-benefit could go the other way—It's my understanding that sickness & mortality from COVID-19 is very low in children, and vaccine adverse effectw being worse among the young.

I'm part of the resistance from within the Iron LEFT. Ask me anything. by MisterQ in AskSaidIt

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You heard it here. Israeli government funds the western leftists who hate Israel.

DeSantis signs bill requiring Florida students, professors to register political views with state by c12 in whatever

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It sounds like it might be a hyperbolic misrepresentation. In other words, a big fat lie.

DeSantis signs bill requiring Florida students, professors to register political views with state by c12 in whatever

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Thanks. Do you have a source link for the bill? What is this bill called?